What Company Is the Energy Provider for Las Vegas, Nevada?


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As of 2015, Nevada Power serves as the energy provider for the City of Las Vegas, as well as Reno-Sparks, Henderson,and Elko. In 2014, the company delivered electricity to 2.4 million Nevadans and 40 million tourists.

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Nevada Energy traces its roots back over 150 years to the California Gold Rush. The company began to provide energy to the City of Las Vegas in 1906 under the name Consolidated Power and Telephone. By 1938, after having split off into Southern Nevada Power, the company was among the first to deliver power from the Hoover Dam. This was the major energy source for Las Vegas for the next 18 years. In 1962, after dropping "Southern" from its name, Nevada Power became the first Nevada-based company to trade publicly on the New York Stock Exchange.

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